Johnston | Smith was started in April 2018 by two former partners of Berger Kahn, a long time firm specializing in insurance coverage matters. Ann Johnston and Ted Smith each have over 25 years of experience defending insurance companies in all aspects of first party and third party insurance bad faith litigation in both state and federal courts.
Johnston | Smith specializes in a wide variety of suits arising from homeowners, automobile, and commercial policies. Our expertise extends to handling bad faith cases involving complex property issues arising from significant business income loss claims, property valuation issues, concurrent causation, water and mold damage, rescission, arson, fraud, as well as other coverage issues. We also have substantial experience handling bad faith casualty cases arising out of the duty to defend and indemnify, including but not limited to those claims involving policy limits demands, and have a track record of successfully disposing of such cases by way of summary judgment as indicated in our representative case list.
Ann and Ted believe that when a client hires a lawyer, they hire the lawyer, not the firm. For this reason all of the cases we handle are handled personally by one or both of them. While Johnston | Smith also has senior associates and a paralegal, Ann and Ted are actively involved in every aspect of each case, from preparing and answering discovery to preparing for and appearing for trial. They are always your points of contact for every case.
Our clients give us glowing reviews, and if you would like client references please contact us and we will provide them.